Now Hiring: Two Paid Summer Interns at the Fountain Theatre

Seeking Two Undergrad College Students for Paid Summer Internships 

Know a college student looking for a job this summer? A student who likes theater? Enjoys working in an office? Is bright, organized, good with people, and eager to learn? The Fountain has a job for him/her this summer.
The purpose of the internships is to provide undergraduate students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience in working in nonprofit arts organizations, while assisting arts organizations to develop future arts leaders. Students eligible for the internship positions must be currently enrolled undergraduate college students who are residents of and/or attending college in Los Angeles County.
Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2014 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 – September 1, 2014 in order to be eligible to participate. Students who have already earned a BA, BS or a higher degree are not eligible.
Students who have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program are not eligible to participate a second time.
A 10 week paid summer internship (40 hours/week) starting no earlier than June 2 and ending no later than August 22. Pay is $400 per week.  The Fountain is seeking two interns this summer for DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION.
DEVELOPMENT INTERN POSITION DESCRIPTION                      
The Development Intern will receive valuable on-the-job training and professional experience in researching, writing and submitting grant proposals to foundations and other funding organizations. The intern will assist in targeting and contacting new funding sources, creating and implementing new fundraising materials, assist in individual contribution programs, and facilitate special events for donors and community partners.  Other duties will include general administrative tasks, basic data base management, computer entry, administrative tasks, word-processing, phone activity, daily interaction with office staff. The Intern will be welcomed into the Fountain Family, requiring a candidate who is interested in joining a team and learning many aspects of running an intimate non-profit theatre.

PRODUCTION INTERN POSITION DESCRIPTION                         The Production Intern will participate in the production planning, coordinating and launching of the Fountain Theatre’s annual summer concert event, ‘Forever Flamenco at the Ford’, at the 1200-seat John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The intern will work closely with the Fountain Artistic Director, producers and Technical Director to participate in the creation of the event timeline and calendar, the scheduling of artists, targeting of audiences, identifying potential sponsors. The intern will engage in all elements of event production including administration and planning, artist outreach, vendor support, technical coordination, marketing, publicity, social media. The 10-week project targets this specific one-night summer concert with the goal of successfully producing an important fundraising event and artistic experience of the highest quality.

SKILLS REQUIRED

The intern candidates must have basic computer and word-processing skills (PC, Word, Excel, Internet), good communication skills and pleasant phone manner, organizational skills, be detail oriented, and have the ability to multi-task in an intimate office environment. A sense of humor and a willingness to learn many aspects of theatre management. S/he should be self-motivated and have the ability to take initiative when required. S/he should also have a passion for theater. Excellent writing and editing skills. An ability to work effectively both independently and cooperatively. Creativity, enthusiasm for learning, and an outgoing, friendly demeanor.

Our intern last summer was Lowes Moore from Occidental College. He was terrific and a tremendous help to us for the 10 weeks he was here at the Fountain last summer.  He also had a wonderful experience himself:

“I can’t even begin to process all of the great things that have happened to me this summer. I’ve found a family here at the Fountain Theatre. Everyday forward I will be grateful for all of the wisdom and knowledge this experience has given me. This summer has opened up doors for me to work in many different aspects of the arts. This is one of the best summer experiences yet.” 

Lowes and the Fountain Family.

Lowes Moore and the Fountain Family.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to James Bennett at James@FountainTheatre.com.  Deadline to apply: May 16, 2014.

This summer internship is made possible by a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and its 2014 Arts Internship Program. 

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